Boston Red Sox vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/15/14
Cleveland Indians (33-35) at Boston Red Sox (31-36)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 1:35 pm (Fenway Park)
Corey Kluber (R) (6-4) (3.350) vs. Brandon Workman (R) (1-0) (3.273)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -108 / Cleveland Indians -102 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
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The Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians will wrap up their four-game series on Sunday afternoon.
The Indians snapped their four-game losing streak with a win on Saturday, but are still one game below a .500 record. The Indians pitching has been terrible pretty much all season, as they’ve allowed four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Indians have an ERA of 4.14 on the season overall. Offensively, Jason Kipnis has five hits in the series and Michael Brantley has 12 hits in his last six games. Corey Kluber gets the nod, and he’s 6-4 with a 3.35 ERA and has 104 strikeouts in 91.1 innings. Kluber is 0-1 with a 6.23 ERA in three career starts against the Red Sox.
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The Red Sox have lost eight of 13 games in the month of June and continue to prove they’re one of the most inconsistent teams in the league. The Red Sox offense has been held to three or less runs in five of their last nine games and are 21st in the league in batting average. David Ortiz has 10 RBI in his last 10 games. Pitching wise, the Red Sox have allowed three or less runs in five of their last seven games. Brandon Workman takes the hill, and he’s 1-0 with a 2.86 ERA and has 21 strikeouts in 28.1 innings. This is Workman’s second career start against the Indians.
The Indians are 6-1 in Kluber's last 7 starts and 12-5 in Kluber's last 17 starts vs. a team with a losing record. The Red Sox are 3-9 in their last 12 vs. American League Central and 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Indians are 7-20 in the last 27 meetings in Boston.
Kluber has been solid this year and the Red Sox offense has had issues scoring. I like the Indians in this spot.